Buckwheat Crêpe Crackers

Be sure to use a light buckwheat flour for these crispy crêpe crackers or the delicate pancakes will take on too much color and develop a bitter flavor when toasted. Use the crackers in this recipe: Wild Mushrooms with Leek-Garlic Puree and Buckwheat Crêpe Crackers

Buckwheat Crepe Crackers Recipe
Photo: Victor Protasio
Active Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs
12 crêpe crackers


  • 3/4 cup whole milk

  • 1/2 cup light buckwheat flour (such as Haldeman Mills) (about 2 1/2 ounces)

  • 1/4 cup lager beer (such as Budweiser)

  • 1 large egg

  • 1/2  teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar

  • Melted clarified butter, for brushing


  1. Process milk, flour, beer, egg, salt, and sugar in a blender until smooth, about 30 seconds. Cover and chill at least 2 hours or up to 12 hours.

  2. Preheat oven to 200°F. Heat an 8-inch nonstick skillet over medium-low. Lightly brush skillet with melted clarified butter. Remove batter from refrigerator; stir well. Add 2 tablespoons batter to skillet, and quickly swirl to evenly coat bottom of skillet. Cook until crêpe releases from skillet, about 1 minute. Carefully flip crêpe; cook until set, about 30 seconds. Transfer to a work surface lined with parchment paper. Repeat process with melted clarified butter and remaining batter to form a total of 12 crepes. (This recipe makes more crêpes than you need for the Wild Mushrooms with Leek-Garlic Puree and Buckwheat Crêpe Crackers make extra crackers, or store crêpes in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 3 days.)

  3. Cut each crêpe into a circle using a 4-inch round cutter; discard scraps. Place crêpe rounds on a wire rack set inside in a rimmed baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven until crêpe tops are dry, 12 to 15 minutes. Flip crêpes; continue baking until crisp and light golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven; let cool completely on wire rack, about 10 minutes.

Make Ahead

Crackers may be stored in an airtight container at room temperature up to 4 days.


Haldeman Mills light buckwheat flour is available on Amazon.

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